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Re: spinal fusion for back and leg pain
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2017, 12:46:29 pm »
I have to say that core strength trailing is CRITICAL to solving back problems. simply getting a fusion or cortisone shots or whatever will NOT resolve the problem. you need to strengthen your core muscles to enable you to support yourself properly. without that you will end up back in the same place as you are now sooner or later. finding a good PT person and embracing the body work is really really important.
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Re: spinal fusion for back and leg pain
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2017, 03:16:32 pm »
Just be careful with that core training...

Have a quiche, now, or maybe a tort.  You deserve it!
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Re: spinal fusion for back and leg pain
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2017, 05:32:44 pm »
Just be careful with that core training...



LOL...

I see these kinds of videos and I laugh and then cringe!
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Re: spinal fusion for back and leg pain
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2017, 09:52:32 am »
Hi dp

Having had a disk trimming for a badly herniated disc, and multiple injections for arthritis related issues, I would recommend a trimming, over any fusions. I had Dr. Jeffrey Arle do mine, in Boston, and he is a former climber, and has quite a resume in the field.

If you wait long enough, in certain cases, a worn out disc will completely disintegrate, and the joint will self-fuse, due to arthritis.

I have 2 areas in my lower back where the joints self-fused. Doesn't help for climbing and mobility.  Mine was also due to much heavy lifting for 40 years.

Good luck!